Fern J. Brandt, 88, a resident of Broen Home in Fergus FallsPublished 9:41am Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Updated 11:44am Wednesday, February 20, 2013
She was born May 3, 1924, at Vienna, S.D., the daughter of Gilbert and Grace (Engebretson) Rund. She attended school in Fergus Falls and graduated from high school in 1943.
She worked at the S and L Department Store in Fergus Falls before her marriage.
On June 1, 1946, she married Glenn Brandt. They lived on the family farm in Meadows Township where they raised their family.
She was a member of New Life Lutheran Church in Rothsay where she participated in circle and the ladies aid group, and was also a member of the Eagles Auxiliary.
Fern enjoyed baking many delicious caramel rolls, cookies, buns, and cakes from scratch. Lunch was served each afternoon with her homemade goodies and plenty of hot coffee.
She kept the milkers, bulk tank and milk room clean, and mowed the lawn. She loved to dance, and singing with her sisters was always an enjoyable activity.
Her children, grandchildren and two great-granddaughters were always a joy to her. She accompanied her husband on trips for Soil Conservation and they spent winters in Arizona.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Glenn; and three sisters and brothers-in law, Vernette and Earl Evenson, Irene and Dale Brandt, and Kathryn and Gerald Thiel.
Survivors include her children, Alan (Mary) Brandt of Rothsay, Sharon (Wesley) Nelson of Ashby, and Steven Brandt of Palm Springs, Calif.; four grandchildren, Lisa Brandt, Fargo, Gregory Brandt, Fargo, Heidi (Dan) Johnson, Ashby, and Kelly Nelson, Minneapolis; two great-granddaughters, Emily and Alyssa Johnson; one sister, Joan (Kenny) Rogers, Almena, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials are preferred to the New Life Lutheran Church Building Fund.
Visitation: Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the church
Service: 1:30 p.m. Friday, at New Life Lutheran Church, Rothsay
Clergy: Rev. Paul Huso
Burial: Hamar Cemetery, rural Rothsay
Funeral Home: Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls